Bowie by Linnea Ornstein


August 2018
Sport (12 wpi) ?
21 stitches = 4 inches
in Garter stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
601 - 656 yards (550 - 600 m)
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Bowie is a shawl that celebrates all the rainbow icons of the world! From Madonna and Freddie Mercury, to Lady Gaga and David Bowie. It’s a statement shawl that will make you and people around you feel happy.

The shawl is knit in garter stitch, which makes it a quick and easy project. The knitting starts with only a few stitches, which increase by one stitch on each white right-side row and on the last rainbow row. The colour wedges are created using short-rows. This makes the white fields point towards the straight edge, and the rainbow fields point towards the increase edge.

Bowie is made for 2-ply wool yarn from the ­Swedish ­company Ullcentrum, but is easy to adapt and works well with any sport-weight yarn. Ullcentrum was ­established in 1998 and produces yarn and other wool products from only Swedish wool, from breeds such as Finewool and Gotland sheep. The yarn is available in both natural and dyed ­colors and in 1-, 2- and 3-ply. To order yarn, visit ­­Ullcentrum.­com.